For years the automobile giant BMW has rolled out cars that are practical, honest, very gorgeous to look at and the best way to arrive somewhere. The quality of the products the company manufactures is way beyond just a few words of appreciation. BMW actually started off as an aircraft engine manufacturer during the 1916 and has supplied the engines to the historic World War I fighter aircrafts and later on moved on to producing motorcycles in 1923 and it was only during late 1928, the company actually produced a car. Here is a list of most lovable cars BMW ever produced:
1. BMW 3/15
During the early 1920s, UK's Austin Motors produced an epic car called Austin Seven. The BMW 3/15 shares the very same chassis as a part of the Anglo-German collaboration and was produced and sold in 1928. The 3/15 was later renamed as BMW Dixi 3/15 DA-1. The car at that time produced a power output of 15 PS came with right hand drive in the very beginning and eventually in both left hand drive and right hand drive options. It had a top speed of 45 Mph. It was one of the simplest yet very elegant car a very straight-forward one by BMW that now has much more value today that it ever had when it was launched!
2. BMW 328
Probably one of the prettiest cars ever made, this heavy chunk of metal was BMWs answer to the world of Motorsport. Most of the technology in this car were in reality ahead of its time. As a result the car won RAC Rally and the Le' Mans in 1939. This car, a midst all the chaos due to the WW II, managed to draw a lot of attention. In 1999, this 2.0L straight 6, 79HP producing car was featured in the 'Top 25 Cars of the Century' list. Engine producing 79 HP might be a little outdated today, but, the buzz this car creates even today is the fact that this is one of the best cars that BMW rolled out.
3. BMW 700
Designed in 1958 by Wolfgang Denzel and showcased in the Frankfurt Motor-show in '59, the car had a monocoque and the chassis was borrowed from the BMW 600, but was lengthened. There were three variants available for this one, a 2-door sedan, coupe and convertible coupe. At the time when BMW was suffering this car managed to attract buyers. This car even had a 'Sport Coupe' variant, launched in 1960, with twin Solex Carburetors and a tweaked rear suspension. The power this variant managed to generate was 40HP. It manged to win a couple of races and later had a purpose built race version called as 700RS generating 70 HP.
4. BMW 3-Series (E21)
BMW would have hardly known, when they launched the 3-series, that this car is going to last for a long long time. The 3-series has always been a driver's car, it looks sporty, rides like it and all that with a touch of luxury inside. If you thought we were talking about current generation 3-series you are wrong. The E21 was replaced by the BMW 2002. With engine options of 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L and variants like 2-door sedan and 2-door convertible sedan, the E21 sold like hot cakes. The comfort and the ride did so well it remained in production from 1975-1983. And everything about the 3-series that we like today is all thanks to this very car.
5. BMW E30
The first of the 3-series with a 4-door saloon option this car was a worthy successor of the very popular E21. This car was more like an updated E21 in every department right from the looks to the engine. BMW used the same drivetrain on the BMW Z1 and the era of the M3 began with the E30 chassis with a tuned engine producing 235 HP.
6. BMW E36
An epic 3-series. The one that was found in almost every continent if not by BMW themselves, by the ones who bought and couldn't let go and took it with them wherever they went. Replacing the E30 was never easy as it gave the world the first M3. But, all those who put faith in this car never regretted not even once as it delivered beyond what they expected it to. Just like E30, it came in 3 variants with both petrol and diesel powered engines of 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L options. A hatchback variant was also available which was named as the BMW Compact.
7. BMW M1
This car is anything but modest in terms of power and the short wheel base made handling a dream-like. It's no surprise to hear that this car was co-developed with Italian car maker Lamborghini. Loved by many race car drivers, this car with a 3.6 L straight 6 engine developed a massive 273 HP was enough to blow anybody's mind. A thorough-bred race version is believed to have produced about 850 HP.
8. BMW Z3
Born in the US, this car was the first BMW Roadster which was mass produced. The Z3 was loaded with all the modern bits of engineering and behaved like a proper roadster. Since the launch in 1994, this car has attracted a lot of attention so much so that it was featured in the Bond movie 'Golden Eye'.
9. M Roadster
The best way to describe this is; the good looking, evil twin of the Z3. Post Z3 and Z4 response, BMW had to make the gearheads smile a little bit and they did manage to do just more than that with the lunatic M roadster. The lunacy of the M-types and the poise of the roadster together gave birth to this wonderful machine we know as the M Roadster.
10. BMW E60
The current generation 5-series is the successor of the largely appreciated and loved E60 models. The E60 laden with all the important features, a very matured ride and a very welcoming interiors was an instant success worldwide with BMW exporting it to the US, Canada, Europe and most of the Asian countries. This car was sold in large numbers.